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To obtain house removal estimates from contractors covering your local area please provide the details requested below. We will then instantly provide a number of estimates from a range of suppliers together with full contact details so that you can get in touch with them quickly and efficiently. There is no middle man

Step 1: Details of property you are moving from
Step 2: Details of property you are moving to
Step 3: Your Contact Details

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If you do not want to provide your phone number, please enter 0000 in the telephone number field.

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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT LIMITED - CLIENTS AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

  • www.localsurveyorsdirect.co.uk
  • www.localarchitectsdirect.co.uk
  • www.localconveyancingdirect.co.uk
  • www.localelectriciansdirect.co.uk
  • www.localremovalsdirect.co.uk

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Things to consider when you are moving

Moving to a new home can be quite an exciting process but at the same time it can be rather tiring and prolonged.  Good planning beforehand will help to make the whole process as smooth as possible.  Things you should consider are as follows:

Start planning as early as possible.  The first thing to do is to have a good clear out and get rid of any items that you no longer want to keep.  Anything that you can discard will result in less packing, reduce the space required in the removal truck, and be one less thing to find a place for in your new home.  We are all continually surrounding ourselves with things that we do not need.  This is a good opportunity to reverse this affliction (even if only momentarily).  Unwanted items can be sold off, given to friends and relatives, or taken to the recycling centre.

Special possessions.  Write up a list of any special items such as high value or fragile items.  You will need this later when you talk to the removal companies.

What is the floor area of your house?  If you can work out the area in square meters this information will be useful when you talk to removal companies.

How much have you really got stored in your attic?  You may find that you have a lot more stuff than you realised and remember that moving all these forgotten items, one by one, down through the loft hatch is not going to be quick. 

Investigate removal companies.  Speak to removal companies and discuss your requirements in detail.  You can consider different options and then select the package that will best suit your needs.  Once you have a preferred supplier, the next step will be to arrange for the removal contractor to visit your property, carry out a survey of the contents and produce a detailed quotation. 

Are you going to do all the packing yourself or do you need help?  Packing up a house full of possessions is involved and is time consuming.  Paying a bit extra for professional help is usually well worthwhile.

Identify all the possessions that you have that you are unlikely to need over the next three months.  Items such as books, ornaments, pictures, photograph albums, hobby collections etc.  Buy some stiff cardboard boxes and pack these items up before hand and pile them all into the corner of a room to await the moving day.  Don’t forget to write a description of the contents on the side of each box.

Do you have a dog or a cat or any family pets?  Will you move them with you on the same day or send them off to friends, or kennels, for a few days, while the move takes place?

Will your new home have plenty of extra space to dump everything on the day you move in? If not then it might be worth considering sending some items to storage for a few months while you sort out where everything is going to be placed in your new home.

Do any of your larger items of furniture dismantle for easier transportation?  You will need to make sure you have the necessary tools to dismantle them and a small container to put all the loose screws in.  You don’t want to move into a new house and then find that you cannot reassemble the furniture because you are missing all the screws.

Where will the removal lorry park?  You will need to consider the availability of parking at your existing property and at your new property.  If there is likely to be any inconvenience to your neighbours then it may be prudent to give them prior warning.  This will also be a good opportunity to knock on the doors of your new neighbours and introduce yourself.

Make up a detailed map for the truck driver.  Most drivers use satnavs these days but a printed map showing the exact location of the new house should be useful.  You can also note where and how the truck should be packed for unloading.

Things on the day.  Probably best to take a packed lunch and some drinking water.  You will be working flat out all day so eating sandwiches will be much quicker than going off and finding a pub for lunch. 

Think about the sequence in which things are loaded onto the truck.  The things that you load onto the truck first will, at the end of the journey, be removed last.  Are there particular items that you want to unload first such as your kitchen table and other large items of furniture?

When you are doing the final packing on the day, it is worth labelling things as you go along.  You can label what is in each box but it is also important to note the room that they will be going into.

Organise the keys carefully.  You need to ensure that your keys are passed on to the buyer of your property and you need to make sure that the keys to the new property will be available.  Just as a precaution, make sure you have the telephone numbers of all the people involved in case you need to ring anyone in a hurry.  You need to avoid arriving at your new property with a lorry full of your belongings, only to find that you are locked out!

Learn the names of your removal men.  You will be spending a lot of time with them throughout the day so it will be easier if you learn their names right from the start.

Don’t get stressed by worrying about the endless list of jobs that will need to be done.  Just steadily work your way through it step by step and focus on the fact that you will complete the process eventually.

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Customer Feedback

Please see below for some of the feedback we have received about the suppliers we have got listed on our website:

The website worked well. I followed up with Survey. co. uk. All work carried out and satisfactory
Ian, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
The website operated well. I followed up with Jeremy Wise & Co. All work carried out and all satisfactory.
Nigel, Bedford
No issues with the website. I used Thorburn Property Consultants Ltd whose work was excellent. A pleasant website to use, great service received from my chosen surveyor.
Scott, Southfields, London SW 18
The response from the website was swift and exactly what was needed. I went with Alcyon Ltd (Jane Ballantyne). All work has been carried out satisfactorily.
Sumi, Clapham Junction, London SW 11
The website operated satisfactorily, and we did go with one of the listed surveyors - Bowcliffe LLP. The work was carried out on Friday and we were satisfied with the results.
Neera, Ely, Cambridgeshire
I am pleased to say that your site was very helpful and enabled me to choose GavaghanJones to carry out the survey I required. The site was easy to use and gave me all the information I required. GavaghanJones were very prompt and thorough and I was completely satisfied with the quality of work carried out.
Jean, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire
The website operated satisfactorily (and quickly) when I requested estimates. I subsequently instructed a survey from Andrew Lashbrook Ltd, Bath and the work was carried out promptly and to my satisfaction I found the website very helpful, it put me in touch with surveyors I would not have realised covered my area, and the quotes were much less (around half the price) of those I obtained from a local firm, so it was a useful resource and saved me a considerable amount of money. Highly recommended.
Lucy, Wells, Somerset

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